Events on our event calendar fall into one of four general categories: gardening/farming, food preservation, sustainable living, or seed saving, and consist of things like classes, talks, plant sales, seed exchanges, fairs and festivals, movies, and special events.
Basics of Growing Orchids (Morgan Hill) 7:00 pm
Basics of Growing Orchids (Morgan Hill) @ Morgan Hill Library
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Orchids make beautiful houseplants or patio plants, and flower for a long period of time! Learn about the basic requirements to grow them – soil, water, fertilizer, light, and possible pests. Different varieties will be ...
Winter Fruit Tree Care and Selection (Gilroy) 7:00 pm
Winter Care of Roses (Cupertino) 7:00 pm
Winter Care of Roses (Cupertino) @ Cupertino Library
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A glorious flush of spring bloom and healthy growth all begin months beforehand with winter care of roses. Learn how to prune, fertilize, mulch, and reduce disease for a beautiful garden display of roses. Presenter: ...
La Mesa Verde Leadership Network Meeting 6:00 pm
La Mesa Verde Leadership Network Meeting @ Sacred Heart Community Services
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seeking Gardening Mentors La Mesa Verde is a leadership network of urban gardeners building local access to healthy food in San Jose. Mentors from La Mesa Verde help give home gardeners the boost they need ...
Garden Volunteer Morning at SVS Demonstration Garden 8:00 am
Garden Volunteer Morning at SVS Demonstration Garden @ First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us every second Saturday of the month for a morning spent working outside in the Silicon Valley Seeds Demonstration Garden. All ages and gardening abilities welcome. Tools and instruction provided. Hope to see you ...
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop (Gilroy) 10:00 am
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop (Gilroy) @ St. Louise Hospital Teaching & Demonstration Garden
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Master Gardener talk in Gilroy. Learn the basics of pruning fruit trees. Pruning techniques will be demonstrated by Master Gardeners. If you’d like to try pruning yourself, bring some pruning shears and gloves, so we ...
Santa Clara Scion Exchange 10:00 am
Santa Clara Scion Exchange @ Emma Prusch Park, Multicultural Center
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Scion Exchange hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. The annual Santa Clara Scion Exchange is held every 2nd Saturday in January. Attendees are invited to bring scions, cuttings, ...
Growing Shade-loving Plants in the Garden (Sunnyvale) 2:00 pm
Growing Shade-loving Plants in the Garden (Sunnyvale) @ Sunnyvale Library
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Master Gardener talk in Sunnyvale. Master Gardener Barbara Fraser will give tips on growing ferns and other shade-loving plants in the garden. Before moving to California in the late 1990’s, Barbara lived on a very ...
Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop (Campbell) 7:00 pm
Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop (Campbell) @ Campbell Library
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Master Gardener talk in Campbell. Winter is the best time to prune fruit trees because they are dormant and you can see the tree structure. Proper pruning, timing, and technique allow your trees to produce ...
Fruit Tree Selection and Care (San Jose) 11:00 am
Fruit Tree Selection and Care (San Jose) @ Berryessa Branch Library
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Master Gardener talk in San Jose. This is the perfect time to plant fruit trees from “bare root” stock. Plants grown from bare-root often are more vigorous and healthy and it is less expensive to ...
Get Your Garden Ready for Spring Time (Santa Clara) 1:00 pm
Get Your Garden Ready for Spring Time (Santa Clara) @ Santa Clara Central Park Library
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Master Gardener talk in Santa Clara. Springtime will be here soon and it can be overwhelming when you begin to prioritize what to do in your garden. We’ll share ideas on preparing soils, sowing seeds, ...
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library 11:00 am
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ West Valley Branch Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A monthly Silicon Valley Seeds information/help table presence at the West Valley Branch Library. Stop on over to chat a bit, learn what’s happening at the seed library, or get help with whatever challenges you’re ...
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library 3:00 pm
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ Santa Clara Central Park Library
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A monthly Silicon Valley Seeds information/help table presence at the Central Park Branch Library. Stop on over to chat a bit, learn what’s happening at the seed library, or get help with whatever challenges you’re ...
National Seed Day 2:00 pm
Winter Rose Care 7:00 pm